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Adam Lambert brings star power to LA’s LGBT Pride Month opening celebration at City Hall


Photographer Jon Viscott got some terrific images from last night’s Third Annual LGBT Heritage Month Opening Celebration which I unfortunately could not attend.

Outgoing LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has certainly been one of the most gay-friendly mayors in LA history which has been wonderful.

He presided over what looked like a very fun evening and featured superstar singer Adam Lambert who, I think, would make a terrific American Idol judge next season! Not sure if that is being considered but it would be good.

Lambert was honored at the event along with Mia Yamamota and Rodney Scott and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performed.

Also at the event were the new newly-elected gay members of the LA City Council Mike Bonin and Mitch O’Farrell!

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  1. So proud of Adam and so nice to see him being honored by LA mayor. He more than deserves this award btw it’s largest (size) award he’s received I think. Personally I hope Adam doesn’t except the judge spot if he’s offered it. The producer Nigel has made several bad decisions which has resulted in shows declining ratings. Hiring Mariah and Nicki was a HUGE mistake. Glad Randy’s leaving too. Adam as a judge would bring in new viewers as well as bring back the die hard ones who left because of judges like Nicki and Mariah. After S8 when Adam was on ppl have tuned out as the quality of talent has also not been able to match Adam’s level. Also the show needs to change it’s format and get new more current music and fire Nigel.

  2. Thanks for this write-up Greg! So, so happy for Adam to get recognition for his efforts to raise awareness with charities, causes (not just LGBTQ either), and all of his insights through social media, interviews and his music (and his personal connections with fans). I love that he ALWAYS mentions acceptance/appreciation for the diversity WITHIN the gay community, too(see link to his speech last night.) He is certainly not the only celebrity to represent LGBT community well, but he has, albeit reluctantly, stepped up magnificently once he realized that unfortunately we don’t live in a post-gay world yet.
    Adam’s speech from last night’s ceremony:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y1JELMEpH4&list=PLptgGMbDF2sgfYWZTeTEwrNKc_lzvQrNb&index=26

    Again, thank YOU for supporting/writing about Adam!

  3. Adam has done a great job representing the LGBT community and drawing those of us who were not actively involved, into the fray. It’s not just campaigning that Adam does, he lives what he preaches. You GO, Adam!!

  4. May 31st, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    2201 East says:

    American Idol??? What’s that? I think Adam Lambert is the type that might help give the show the shot in the arm it needs to get back some of what it has lost.

  5. Well deserved award. Think he’d make a great judge also with bonus good looks.

  6. I’m so proud of Adam. It’s such a happy moment when he’s recognized for all that he’s accomplished . This is such a huge honor for him & I could not be anymore proud. I love you Adam Lambert. Congratulations!!

  7. June 1st, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    Ovation impact says:

    Adam just wanted to sing… And yet he may have saved many lives by just being who he is… Authentic!
    Congrats for L. A. for the recognition and so proud to be Adam’s Fan.

  8. Adam Lambert brought “star power” ?????? ……..
    hummmmmmmm I don’t think so.

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